Each week during the 2016-17 season a Maryland student-athlete, who has shown excellence on and off the playing field, will be selected the Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week. This week's Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week is junior Claudia Ababio of the women's track and field team.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Claudia Ababio posted two victories in the throws to get her 2017 season off to a hot start as the Wagner Indoor Invitational on January 6. The Clarksburg, Md. native topped a field of over 50 competitors in the shot put, smashing her career-best with a mark of 15.27 meters. The throw bumps her up three spots into fourth on the UMD all-time indoor list. She went on to win the hammer throw with a distance of 17.87 meters.
Ababio's mark in the shot put currently ranks 15th in the nation. She and the rest of the Maryland track and field team will return to action this Saturday, January 14 at the Nittany Lion Challenge.